This cultivar was registered by Marjory Soules of Indiana in 1995. The leaves are deep green with a cream
yellow to white marginal variegation an have heavy substance. It bears white
flowers with pale violet stripes that bloom in August.
The Hostapedia by
Mark Zilis (2009), "...same as 'Hime
Karafuto'...registered as a translation of 'Hime Karafuto', a
Japanese name...'Princess of Karafuto' has been generally
name is in dispute. The Japanese name Hime used as an adverb means
"small, dwarf"; thus Hime Karafuto (Gibōshi) means "the small hosta from
(or in) Karafuto," which is the correct translation. As a noun, Hime
means "princess," as in Karafuto No Hime Gibōshi or Karafuto Hime
Gibōshi which translates to "Princess of Karafuto." This cultivar is
virtually identical to H. 'Ginko Craig'."
An article by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1991 Vol. 22 No. 1) states that, "The
name on the label was 'Bunchoku', but according to
W. George Schmid it should be
'Bunchoko'. This hosta looks like 'Ginko Craig'...H. 'Bunchoko' has dark purple
blooms much darker and more handsome than 'Ginko Craig'...I confirmed this
difference with our still blooming 'Ginko Craig' and also 'Princess of Karafuto'
which is a 'Ginko Craig' look-alike."